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disperse
used in The War of the Worlds

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Definition
to scatter or cause to spread
  • The little knot of people towards Chobham dispersed.
    1.5 — Book 1 Chapter 5 — The Heat-Ray (23% in)
  • Once the tumultuous upheaval of its dispersion was over, the black smoke clung so closely to the ground, even before its precipitation, that fifty feet up in the air, on the roofs and upper stories of high houses and on great trees, there was a chance of escaping its poison altogether, as was proved even that night at Street Cobham and Ditton.
    1.15 — Book 1 Chapter 15 — What Happened in Surrey (68% in)
  • The building had vanished, completely smashed, pulverised, and dispersed by the blow.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — What We Saw from the Ruined House (8% in)

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